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If I Live to See 97…

"Summer, can you brang me my earrings?" For two weeks I had the privilege of having my grandmother stay with me. She hadn't made the ride to Memphis to stay with me in nearly four years, but this time on my visit to see her she finally said…
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5 Lessons I (Re)Learned in 2018

In less than a week, we will say goodbye to 2018 forever. But we say hello to 2019- a new year and another chance. As I reflect on the past year, I think about the roller coaster of emotions I felt (as I do every year). I think about some…
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Daddy, Do You Know?

Several years ago I nervously left my son at home alone in my new apartment for the first time since my divorce. When I came home from the birthday dinner I had gone to, I didn't know whether to be proud or sad. With a tie sloppily hanging…
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Chapter 39- Celebrate Your Life While You Have It

If you've been following my blog for any amount of time or just know my story, then you know my birthdays are "special". Y es, everyone's birthday is special, but my birthday is also the anniversary of the day I got pregnant by someone I did…
The most important person to love
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The Most Important Person to Love

I can remember being in high school seeing girls getting flowers and stuffed animals at school on Valentine's Day. In college, more of the same. My friends often got gifts and went on dates, but I didn't. Sometimes it bothered me, but most…
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Divorce. 10 Years Later. 5 Lessons Learned From One of My Biggest S.O. What!’s

June 9, 2007,  I walked down the aisle and my last name changed. So did everything about my life. And my son's. I had been a single mother for 12 years, and I was pretty proud of how I managed to provide a good life for myself and my son…
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The Hardest Job I Never Applied For

When I was 15, I got a new job. The summer before I had worked at a summer camp cleaning bathrooms and kitchenettes on a college campus for a summer program. I think the kids participating were my age. I wasn't really old enough to work, but…
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The Power of the Imperfect Man

To my surprise, Ricky only spoke about ten minutes of the entire Christmas program, but he still delivered a powerful message to me.
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2 Key Ways to Make the Most of these Last 2 Months

Take this opportunity to think about what you really wanted to get done in 2016.